The Cello Institute brings together motivated students and accomplished artist-teachers for one week of intensive study. You’ll have daily master classes, performance classes, and career seminars, as well as opportunities to perform.
Below are examples of past instructors; 2017 faculty will be announced in the spring.
The cello institute is a focused experience, designed for aspiring cellists in grades 9-12. With a focus on orchestral and solo repertoire, this program is ideal for students who may go on to study cello at the college or conservatory level. In class, you'll learn how to approach orchestral excerpts and participate in mock auditions. There are also opportunities for private instruction.
The institute concludes with a concert of selected student soloists and the cello ensemble.
Each summer, the cello institute faculty includes performers and educators from major symphony orchestras, colleges, and the Interlochen Arts Academy. This is an outstanding opportunity to study with some of the best cello teachers in the world.
Select and record two of the following:
- One movement of a standard concerto
- One movement of a Bach Suite
- A Popper Etude (High School of Cello Playing)
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a cello performance major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
Valade Fellow, Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute
Professor of Cello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Hartt School of Music; Cellist, Juilliard String Quartet; Faculty, cello, Juilliard; Soloist, chamber musician and former cellist, Lark Quartet
Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute
Faculty, Filarmonica Joven de Colombia; Cellist, Neptune Quartet
Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute
Professor of Cello/Chamber Music at Eastern Washington University and Principal Cellist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra